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N.B. First Nations Could Face Litigation over Casino -CBC

N.B. First Nations could face litigation over casino

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 10:37 AM AT
The Canadian Press

Ambitions among New Brunswick First Nations groups to build a casino independent of government will likely meet with litigation as the province defends its legal high ground on gaming issues, experts contend.

That is, if the province doesn’t wilfully ignore First Nations gambling pursuits to avoid a contentious political showdown.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2007/11/15/fn-casino.html

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007819 Views

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First Nations Demand Stake in New Mining Developments -CBC

First Nations demand stake in new mining developments

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 9:31 AM CT
CBC News

First Nations leaders in Manitoba say they’ll stall the province’s booming mining industry if they don’t benefit sufficiently from new operations.

Mining exploration and development in Manitoba is at unprecedented levels, provincial officials say, but much of that development takes place on First Nations’ traditional territory.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/15/mba-mining.html

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007755 Views

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More Arrows Fly in Metis Battle -Lakeside Leader

More arrows fly in Metis battle

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Apparently last month’s attack by Trevor Gladue on Metis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras was only the first salvo in a war of words. This week, the MNA vice president accused Poitras of financial mismanagement.

“Invoices and other documents have come to light showing that Audrey Poitras…authorized personal expenditures not allowed under the MNA bylaws,” Gladue said in a Nov. 5 news release.

http://www.lakesideleader.com/newsroom/volume36/071114/story2.html

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007869 Views

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Arctic homelessness hardest on women, Ottawa should help:study -CP

Arctic homelessness hardest on women, Ottawa should help:study

Lyda Fuller heard a heartache’s worth of sad stories as she interviewed northern women about how hard it is to find a home for themselves and their children, but one comment was particularly chilling.

“I’ve thought about hiring someone to beat me up so I can stay at the women’s shelter,” one Iqaluit woman says in the study of Canada’s three Arctic territories.

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hLP6KKQQkqnQ7pamzByG7AheHTlw

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007686 Views

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Lack of Housing Hits Women, Children Hardest -The Globe and Mail

Lack of housing hits women, children hardest

BOB WEBER
The Canadian Press
November 15, 2007

Lyda Fuller heard many sad stories as she interviewed northern women about how hard it is to find a home for themselves and their children, but one comment was particularly chilling.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071115.HOMELESS15/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007757 Views

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Residential Schools Settlement Update for November 14th, 2007

If you have questions about your Common Experience Payment (CEP) Application, please contact Service Canada at 1-866-699-1742 or visit your local Service Canada office. A list of offices can be found on the Service Canada website at www.servicecanada.ca.

The Government of Canada is working hard to expedite the processing of your CEP application in a timely manner. Immediate steps include an increase in the number of processing staff and an increase in the number of agents available to answer your call when you contact the toll-free number listed above. The Government understands that applicants have been waiting a long time for payments and they appreciate your patience.

The next status update will be available on November 21st, 2007.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007896 Views

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NAN Leadership Agree to Move Forward with Bilateral Partnership with Ontario

TIMMINS, ON Thursday November 15, 2007: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy today announced a one year commitment of NAN’s 49 First Nation communities to work with the Government of Ontario to jointly develop a results-based process to address and resolve current challenges in the areas of consultation and accommodation, resource development, mining, parks, and licensing and permits within NAN territory – an area covering two-thirds of the province of Ontario.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007792 Views

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Tories transfer funding -Montreal Gazette

Tories transfer funding
‘Shell game,’ Critics say. Money for residential school victims goes to summer jobs program

ELIZABETH THOMPSON, The Gazette
Published: 5 minutes ago

The Conservative government is quietly dipping into the fund set aside to compensate victims of Indian residential schools and is using the money to fund new spending and to pay for cost overruns in its summer jobs program, The Gazette has learned.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/story.html?id=b828dffc-c12d-4fd9-91d9-51d1f80808d3&k=50980

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007732 Views

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CANDO Northwest Territories and New Brunswick Upcoming Board Elections

The CANDO Board of Directors consists of elected members who are responsible for managing the affairs of CANDO. The Board of Directors is responsible for developing CANDO’s three year business plan, including budgets. It makes annual adjustments to the business plan, and provides direction to the CANDO Office through the Executive Director, who ensures the business plan is executed. Directors must hold full membership in CANDO, be involved in economic development, and employed by an Aboriginal organization or community. The Board convenes meetings two to four times per year at different locations in Canada and meets seven to ten times per year through teleconferencing. Click here to view the CANDO Committees.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007909 Views

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Anduhyaun Women’s Shelter, Child Care Workers Return to Table in Effort to Avert Strike

TORONTO, Nov. 15 – Shelter and child care workers at Anduhyaun Inc. will return to mediation on November 19 where they will meet with their employer in an effort to avert job action.

Last month, the 26 members of CUPE 4232 voted 100% in favour of strike action.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071018 Views

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The Métis Nation Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Louis Riel Day

TORONTO, Nov. 15 – Hundreds of Métis Citizens and friends are expected to gather at the Northwest Monument at Queens Park in Toronto on Friday to take part in the 15th Annual Riel Day Commemorative Ceremony.

Ontario’s first stand-alone Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Michael Bryant, and Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation, John Beaucage, will be among those in attendance this year.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071106 Views

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College Announces New Institute For Cultural Tourism

14 November 2007
Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador

The College of the North Atlantic (CNA) will establish Atlantic Canada’s first centre for cultural tourism training and professional development thanks to a combined investment of $1,107,800 from the federal and provincial governments. The centre will be called the Bonavista Institute for Cultural Tourism and will be located on the CNA’s Bonavista Campus.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071116 Views

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The Government of Canada Helps People in Northwestern Newfoundland and Labrador Find Work

November 15, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, Ontario— The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide funding to help individuals in northwestern Newfoundland gain work experience, explore career options, and find work.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071060 Views

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NDP Slams Lack of First Nations Consultaion on Mine Project

KAMLOOPS – November 14, 2007– The Liberal government’s decision to issue a mine permit near Kamloops without adequate consultation with First Nations makes a mockery of Gordon Campbell’s commitment to a new relationship, say the New Democrats.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071733 Views

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Recipients Announced for 15th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards

For Immediate Release French version follows. OTTAWA, Nov. 15/07 (NNW) – Fourteen exceptional achievers, coming from diverse backgrounds, both culturally and geographically have been named recipients of the 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. They include a 14 year veteran of the National Hockey League, an activist fighting to protect the Innu way of life, an […]

by NationTalk on November 15, 20073415 Views

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Lifelong Learning Needed to Strengthen Productivity and Prosperity

November 15, 2007

Ottawa – Canada has an immediate challenge to increase skill levels in its adult population to strengthen productivity and make lifelong learning a reality, says a report issued today by Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN).

“We are entering a sustained period of declining labour force growth. Everyone – including older Canadians and those less educated and less skilled – should have the chance to contribute fully to the economy and to their communities,” says CPRN President Sharon Manson Singer. “Failure to act on adult education and lifelong learning threatens Canada’s productivity and prosperity.”

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071046 Views

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New report warns adult illiteracy threatens Canadian productivity (CNews)

Report: Adult illiteracy threatens Cdn productivity

By THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON – A new report by an Ottawa-based think tank is warning that Canada’s future productivity is threatened by high illiteracy levels and poor access to adult education programs.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/11/14/4656640-cp.html

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007711 Views

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Settling into a new campus – ChronicleHerald.ca

Settling into a new campus
N.S. Community College celebrates waterfront location

By SHERRI BORDEN COLLEY Staff Reporter
Thu. Nov 15 – 6:07 AM

It was a grand opening with a cultural flair for students at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Waterfront campus to remember.

Daniel Stephens, a second-year student in the aircraft maintenance student at the college’s Aviation Institute at the Shearwater Airport, said he was honoured to be part of it.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/984905.html

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007870 Views

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Dialogue on land begins – Powell River Peak

Dialogue on land begins

Laura Walz — Peak Editor
11/15/2007

A meeting that began with acrimony, animosity and antagonism turned midway into a dialogue between opposing sides.

PRSC Limited Partnership hosted an open house on Thursday, November 8, providing Powell River residents an opportunity to comment on how they would like to see land the company owns developed.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19025849&BRD=1998&PAG=461&dept_id=221589&rfi=6

by NationTalk on November 15, 20072216 Views

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Police officer given short notice on testimony – The Province

Police officer given short notice on testimony
Lawyers’ statements so far dominate probe into native man’s death

Suzanne Fournier, The Province
Published: Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Vancouver police officer who made the decision concerning the fate of Frank Paul on a cold December night nine years ago was given short notice he’ll be expected to give evidence at the Frank Paul inquiry.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=1f999db4-41ec-451d-9de2-689399085891

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071729 Views

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NAC Air sues Wasaya over network hacking – The Chronicle Journal

NAC Air sues Wasaya over network hacking

By JULIO GOMES
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Thunder Bay-based regional airline is suing a native-owned competitor, alleging it lost a large amount of business as the result of hacking into its secure reservation network.

NAC Air filed a statement of claim last week in Thunder Bay‘s Superior Court against Wasaya Airways and one of its managers. NAC asks for $7 million for economic losses, trespassing and misappropriation of property, as well as $500,000 in aggravated and punitive damages.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=74917

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007943 Views

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Canada’s largest diabetes centre opens in Edmonton – Edmonton Journal

Canada’s largest diabetes centre opens in Edmonton

Jodie Sinnema, edmontonjournal.com
Published: 12:26 pm

Seven years after the idea was first conceived by a group of medical scientists, Canada’s largest diabetes institute opened in Edmonton today.

The Alberta Diabetes Institute will bring together researchers in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes to work towards prevention, better treatment and an eventual cure of the disease which affects 150,000 Albertans and 2.25 million Canadians.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=50ed2f7d-2497-4bd1-81f6-d609d8236613&k=39423

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007839 Views

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District teen captures pageant (Fort Frances Times)

District teen captures pageant

Heather Latter
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

FORT FRANCES—Carissa Copenace is continuing to live up to her Anishinaabe name, “Nigaan-niga-bawik,” which means female leader, after being crowned Miss Manito Ahbee last week during “A Festival for All Nations” international competition pow-wow in Winnipeg.

Months ago, the Fort Frances High School student and member of Rainy River First Nations was appointed as a national role model for aboriginal youth.

http://www.fftimes.com/News/District-teen-captures-pageant/14-Nov-2007

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Sandra Laronde Appointed Director of Aboriginal Arts at The Banff Centre

For immediate release
November 9, 2007

An award-winning director, choreographer, dancer, actor, producer, and creative leader, Sandra Laronde has been appointed director of Aboriginal Arts at The Banff Centre. While directing programs for artists at the Centre in both fine and performing arts, Laronde will also continue as artistic director of Red Sky Performance, the thriving Toronto-based performing arts company she founded in 2000.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071517 Views

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Inukshuk Fund supports Banff New Media Institute project with Banff High School

For immediate release
November 8, 2007

The Banff Community High School is going mobile with a new project that will bring handheld wireless technology into the classroom. A partnership between the high school, the Banff New Media Institute, Learning Through the Arts, and the Evaluation-Mobility-Usability Group, the project just received funding from the Inukshuk Fund, a community outreach initiative from Inukshuk Wireless.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20072978 Views

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Red Sky Performance director named to Banff Centre post (CBC)

Red Sky Performance director named to Banff Centre post

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 | 12:22 PM MT
CBC News

Sandra Laronde, an award-winning director, dancer and actor based in Toronto, has been appointed director of the aboriginal arts program at the Banff Centre.

The program, established in 1993, provides opportunities for aboriginal artists to explore and create in visual, music, dance, theatre and literary arts at the facility in Banff, Alta.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2007/11/14/aboriginal-banffcentre-laronde.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007775 Views

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Dalles member willing to crawl for help – Daily Miner and News

Dalles member willing to crawl for help

By Mike Aiken
Miner and News
Wednesday November 14, 2007

Addictions counselor Albert Jamieson was willing to get on his hands and knees Tuesday, so he could beg for help.

Starting at noon, he began a long and lonely journey from Dalles First Nation to Kenora, in order to illustrate the needs of workers trying to combat drug and alcohol abuse.
Not too long ago, he watched as a band member crawled along the side of the reserve road in -30C weather, but nobody was stopping to pick her up. Since he was the driver of the medical van, he decided to double-back and check on her condition.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/News/354390.html

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007841 Views

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Family mystified as girl vanishes – Winnipeg Free Press

Family mystified as girl vanishes

Tue Nov 13 2007
By Bruce Owen

SHERRILYNN Colomb got up early on Sept. 28 to head to her morning Grade 9 classes at R.B. Russell High School.

Her mom Tracey Sumner-Colomb said her daughter got there fine, but vanished within a couple of hours.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/story/4076286p-4676633c.html

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007997 Views

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Kootenay Knitting Company Ltd to Unveil New Business Partnership with First Nations Company

VANCOUVER, Nov. 14 – Kootenay Knitting Company Ltd will be joined by Minister Colin Hansen to announce its new business partnership with a First Nations company.

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What: News conference to announce Kootenay Knitting's business partnership with First Nations company

When: Friday, November 16, 2007 at 1 pm PDT

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071291 Views

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On November 14th, World Diabetes Day, AFN Regional Chief Katherine Whitecloud says Health Canada has Taken a Step in the Right Direction

OTTAWA, Nov. 14 – Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Katherine Whitecloud is wearing a pedometer today, in recognition of World Diabetes Day as a gesture to promote exercise as a way of controlling diabetes. She says she’s pleased to see Health Canada is also taking positive steps to better serve First Nations people with diabetes.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071051 Views

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High Lake Mine Project: Environmental Assessment to continue as a Comprehensive Study

The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency), has determined that for the purposes of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), a comprehensive study is the most appropriate level of environmental assessment for the proposed High Lake Mine Project in Nunavut.

by NationTalk on November 15, 20071078 Views

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BCGEU Networks Help Equity Group Members Overcome Obstacles

Vancouver (13 Nov. 2007) – The National Union’s largest BC component, the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) through its Equity and Human Rights Committee has started networks to help members of equity groups to overcome obstacles. The first network meeting for racialized workers was held in September – coincidentally the 100th anniversary of the anti-Asian riots in Vancouver.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071102 Views

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Disturbing numbers shed light on family violence –

Disturbing numbers shed light on family violence

Patrick Keller
Lakeside Leader

Alberta has the highest reported rate of spousal abuse of all provinces in Canada.

Hoping to bring attention to this fact, Alberta has named November Family Violence Prevention Month.

http://www.lakesideleader.com/newsroom/volume36/071114/story8.html

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Northern women more vulnerable to homelessness: report -CBC

Northern women more vulnerable to homelessness: report

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 | 2:24 PM CT
CBC News

Women in Canada’s North face unique and tough challenges that make them especially vulnerable to homelessness, according to a pan-territorial report released Wednesday.

The first report on women’s homelessness in the North was prepared for a coalition of women’s groups in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/14/north-women.html

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Dissatisfied Nunavut MLAs Call for Health Minister’s Resignation -CBC

Dissatisfied Nunavut MLAs call for health minister’s resignation

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
CBC News

Two Nunavut MLAs are calling on Health and Social Services Minister Leona Aglukkaq to step down, saying they’ve lost confidence in her.

Quttiktuq MLA Levi Barnabas said he is unhappy that a new health centre planned for Arctic Bay was removed from the territory’s five-year capital plan.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/14/nu-minister.html

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Take Action on TB -The Leader-Post

Take action on TB

Calgary Herald
Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Another study, another invitation to inertia. The plague of tuberculosis in Canada’s First Nations communities has been studied to death. Every study repeats the truth of the preceding one — that crowded, unsanitary housing conditions on reserves are a breeding ground for tuberculosis, which afflicts the aboriginal population at much greater rates than non-aboriginal Canadians.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=11d48f7a-a9a0-4ce0-8fce-06942afcb6ea

by NationTalk on November 14, 2007773 Views

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CFS Workers Back on the Job at Bloodvein First Nation -CBC

CFS workers back on the job at Bloodvein First Nation

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
CBC News

The head of the child-welfare agency serving aboriginal children in southern Manitoba says she’s seen no evidence of inappropriate conduct by CFS workers on the Bloodvein First Nation, who have returned to their jobs after being evicted by the band last month.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/14/bloodvein-cfs.html

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The Four Host First Nations and Aboriginal Tourism BC Prepare to Welcome the World

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KAMLOOPS, BC (November 13, 2007) – The Four Host First Nations (FHFN) and the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (ATBC) today signed a Statement of Cooperation (SOC), to work collaboratively towards unprecedented participation of Aboriginal Peoples in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071310 Views

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National Chief Hopeful the Frank Paul Inquiry Will Reveal the Truth

OTTAWA, Nov. 14 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine welcomed the inquiry into the death of Frank Paul, which is being conducted by Justice William H. Davies in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Nearly 9 years after Frank Paul froze to death shortly after being released by Vancouver Police, we are finally seeing a public inquiry begin. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. There have been many cases of First Nations people who have died while in custody or shortly after being released under questionable circumstances. I am hopeful that this inquiry can uncover the truth and deliver some form of justice and closure to the family and friends of Frank Paul,” said National Chief Fontaine.

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Pearl Announces Financial Results for Interim Period Ended September 30, 2007

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Nov. 14, 2007) – Pearl Exploration and Production Ltd. (“Pearl” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:PXX)(FIRST NORTH:PXXS) is pleased to announce the results of the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2007.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

The third quarter of 2007 has been the busiest and most productive in Pearl’s brief history. We set new production and drilling records while acquiring four new heavy oil opportunities in Canada and the United States. This demonstrates our two-tier approach to building Company value by acquiring low cost, large-scale heavy oil resources by upgrading those resources into reserves and building stable production and cash flow. We believe that the conversion of captured heavy oil resources into Proven and Probable reserves is the most important value driver and we therefore have ongoing appraisal and development projects designed to accomplish this goal in the shortest time frame possible.

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The Government of Canada Helps Youth in the Greater Moncton Area Strengthen Their Skills

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK–(Nov. 14, 2007) – The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Minister responsible for New Brunswick, and Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced funding to help youth in Greater Moncton improve their skills and find long-term employment.

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The Government of Canada Helps Youth in the Chaleur Region Get Valuable Work Experience

BATHURST, NEW BRUNSWICK–(Nov. 14, 2007) – The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Minister responsible for New Brunswick, and Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced funding to help youth in the Chaleur region improve their skills and find long-term employment.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071022 Views

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Aquacell Water Completes Installation of Six Arsenic Removal Systems for Schools on Navajo Nation

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA–(November 14, 2007) – Aquacell Water, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AQWT), a manufacturer of water treatment products and the exclusive distributor of MetSorb™ titanium-based arsenic removal media, announced today that it has completed the construction and installation of six arsenic removal systems under a contractual agreement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

by NationTalk on November 14, 2007903 Views

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Columbia Yukon Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Dease River Indian Band

WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Nov. 14, 2007) – Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc. (the “Company” or “Columbia Yukon”) (TSX VENTURE:CYU) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (the “Agreement”) with the Dease River Indian Band (the “Band”) regarding the Company’s “Storie” Molybdenum Property near Cassiar, British Columbia. The Agreement will cover the entire mineral exploration phase of the Company’s molybdenum deposit project (the “Project”), which is estimated to take a further two years to complete.

by NationTalk on November 14, 2007869 Views

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Labrador Metis Nation News Notice Of Councilors

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007

Councilors:

Zone 1
– Allan H. Dyson – By Acclamation
– Roderick Pardy – By Acclamation

Zone 2
– Boyce Turnbull
– Jamie Stone
– Christa Turnbull

Zone 3
– Keith Rumbolt
– Byron Rumbolt
– Isreal Penney

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071488 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Writers Selected for NSI Storytellers Training Program

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NSI Storytellers/Aboriginal writers named
November 13, 2007

Winnipeg — Six writers from Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Yukon have been chosen for NSI Storytellers – a training program run by the National Screen Institute — Canada (NSI) in association with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) to develop above-the-line Aboriginal talent.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071378 Views

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Resolving Specific Claims: Renewed Approach Coming Soon

Assembly of First Nations
A Communiqué from National Chief Phil Fontaine
November 2007

The Assembly of First Nations and the Government of Canada have been working together since June to develop a renewed approach to resolving First Nations specific land claims. The goal is to reform the specific claims resolution process to make it truly fair, fast and effective. A key objective is establishing an Independent Tribunal with authority to make binding decisions on claims, which will be available to First Nation claimants on a voluntary basis.

by NationTalk on November 14, 2007947 Views

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MMF President’s Message – Nov. 12, 2007

President’s Message – Nov. 12, 2007

The second week of November is a week of solemn remembrance, deep reflection and sincere thanks. It is a time for each of us to recall that our country and our nation are founded on the ultimate sacrifice made to protect our families, our rights, and our way of life.

Each year on Remembrance Day for over three-quarters of a century, citizens take a moment of silence to remember the deeds of our soldiers and the support of their families. Our ancestors stood alongside their comrades-at-arms in many battles and missions to protect democracy and our way of life.Fathers, mothers, sons and daughters continue to serve. They are our family, our friends and our neighbours. In peacekeeping and war, they do their job protecting the innocent and helpless in countries throughout the world. It is important that we remember them all – those who have died and those who are among us today.

by NationTalk on November 14, 2007860 Views

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Campaign 2000 Welcomes Liberal Party Plan to Reduce Poverty

Toronto, 14 Nov 07

Campaign 2000, the cross-Canada coalition working to end child and family poverty, welcomes the federal Liberal Party commitments on poverty reduction announced by Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion in a major policy speech on November 9.

by NationTalk on November 14, 2007882 Views

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Tobique First Nation Chosen for Pilot Project

Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
NB 1476

Nov. 14, 2007

FREDERICTON (CNB) – Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Ed Doherty, who is also Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, today congratulated Tobique First Nation on being chosen by Health Canada to participate in a two-year diabetes pilot project.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071119 Views

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